On June 1 and 2, join fellow coders, artists, organizers, writers, and makers to code, draw, organize, envision and plan out how to make a better Kansas City.
Saturday, June 1, 2013 9:00 AM until Sunday, June 2, 2013 5:00 PM
30 W Pershing Rd Kansas City, MO 64108
This is a free event!
To register: http://hackkc.eventbrite.com/
We need coders, artists, organizers, writers, and makers ... anyone who wants to volunteer a weekend to meet other cool people and make a better Kansas City. The National Day of Civic Hacking fits perfectly into the Kansas City spirit: roll up our sleeves, get involved, and work together to improve our metro. No coding skills are necessary!
Where & What
The festivities will be held at Union Station. There will be two main components to the event running 9 am to 5 pm both days:
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- Civic Tech Expo
- Civic Hackathon: Write about your neighborhood, design something beautiful, code something awesome—all for a better KC!
Join us for STEM Talks 2013, a KC-BANCS event taking place on Tuesday, May 21. STEM Talks is an invitation-only event bringing together students, veterans, STEM employers, KC area higher education, and student support services for a day of learning and dialogue.
This year's focus is 21st Century Skills - what they are, why they matter, and how higher education can help.
The 3-hour program will feature a series of student and business speakers followed by community conversations.
Register at: www.kcstemalliance.org/stem-talks-2013/registration
Questions or suggestions? Contact the KC-BANCS team at 816.235.1760 or email@example.com.
STEM Talks 2013
Tuesday, May 21
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
ArtsTech Event Space
1522 Holmes Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
(Free off-street parking)
Continental breakfast will be served
The next in our popular Nuts & Bolts faculty workshop series is coming soon, so register today!
Geologist Janet Raymer shares a gem of a solution she uncovered after digging into this problem for her 5 credit-hour Physical Geology class. Her strategy? Have students work in groups to make study guides for their lecture and lab tests. Come learn how to use this strategy to make learning more manageable in your class.
Thursday, May 2, 3:00pm – 4:30pm
MCC-Blue River Campus, Room EC 105
RSVP: Jodi Arnold, 816.235.5450, firstname.lastname@example.org
Help your students appreciate the discipline, practice, and development needed for intense reading and study of science, a "language in itself." This session will discuss textbooks and reading, focusing on Physical Sciences: applying the Scientific Method to reading strategies, understanding and mastering Science Vocabulary, emphasis of specific vocabulary terms, and emphasis of scholarly processing.
Presenter: Jan Rog
Friday, February 15, 2013
1:30 pm -2:30 pm
MCC-Longview Campus Center, Room CC255
Write to Learn
Presenters: Katie Kline and Thomas Ferrel
Thursday, January 31, 2013
11:30 am-1:00 pm (lunch will be provided)
KCKCC conference center
7250 state avenue kansas city, kansas 66112 (conference center on campus adjacent to the lake)
Join colleagues for lunch and discussion about how writing can support student learning in your classes. Ample research suggests that writing activities that encourage students to discover rather than demonstrate knowledge can be effective learning tools. Microthemes in computer science, personal journals for microbiology, and freewriting in sociology are but a few examples outside of English of using writing to bolster student engagement and learning. Participants will practice several writing activities and consider how specific kinds of writing tasks support different forms of learning.
Looking for work in a STEM field? Plan to UMKC's 3rd Annual STEM Fair taking place on Wednesday, February 20, 2012. Registration is open until 2/15 in Roo Career Network.
Contact Melissa Ann McClung at email@example.com or (816) 235-2588 with any questions.
Support the Plaza Academy Robotics team on January 12!
Join the Plaza Academy "Pi Fighters" at Hamburger Mary’s for a fun-filled evening of Bingo, amazing prize giveaways and delicious food.
Your donation will help the team make it to the FIRST Tech Challenge
, a qualifying robotics meet taking place on Sunday, February 3, at UMKC's Swinney Recreation Center.
If the team wins, they will go on to compete at the FTC World Championship Event in St. Louis, Missouri, next April.
The fundraiser will be Saturday, January 12, from 4:30-7:00 pm
, at Hamburger Mary's
, 101 Southwest Blvd., in Kansas City. At this event, the Pi Fighters are honoring Plaza Academy graduate Josh Walsh, who died earlier this year.
Ada Lovelace, whose 197th birthday was yesterday, was an English mathematician, writer and visionary who is often credited with being the first computer programmer. Her story reminds us that female role models help inspire women and girls to see themselves in careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Role models help get these careers on the radar screens of women and girls, because they're able to see someone who looks like them on the job especially in a lab or field setting.
If we want to increase our percentages beyond the 8%-15% of women in many STEM careers, then we need to have female role models and do outreach so that women will picture themselves in these areas.
is a great website where visitors can listen to stories about fascinating women working and learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields and learn about programs and practices throughout the U.S. designed to broaden the participation of women in STEM.
Even in tough economic times the jobs outlook for people with disabilities is improving. Why? According to ASPE - the Association of People Supporting Employment First - there is a growing, national movement of goals, policies, and laws aimed at making employment the first option for even our most disabled citizens:
- People with disabilities and their families represent a very significant segment of any potential customer base. Globally there are 1.1 billion people with disabilties controlling more than $4 trillion annually - a market roughly the size of China.
- 1 in 5 Americans has a disability making people with disabilities the largest single minority group in the country.
- 29% of all families have at least one member with a disability, and marketing research shows that these families and consumers in general are more likely to do business with a disability-friendly company.
- President Obama has called on the federal government to hire an additional 100,000 persons with disabilities by 2015. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has challenged private employers to follow suit by hiring an additional 1 million persons with disabilities by 2015.
- Proposed rules from the U.S. Department of Labor require all federal contractors to work toward a goal of having at least 7% of their workforce, at all levels, be persons with disabilities.
APSE is the only national organization with an exclusive focus on integrated employment and career advancement opportunities for individuals with disabilities. To learn more about the group or become a member, visit the APSE website
Back from the depths of the recession, many production and manufacturing jobs have returned to the U.S., according to a study by Careerbuilder.com and Economic Modeling Specialists. “While growth has been slower or stagnant in certain areas,” CareerBuilder CEO Matt Ferguson said, “there is a wide range of industries where the production of new jobs has accelerated. Markets tied to energy, production, technology, healthcare, transportation and consulting have increased employment 10 to 30 percent over the last few years.” Read the full article...